GOSAT-2014 methane spectral line list

A. V. Nikitin, O. M. Lyulin, S. N. Mikhailenko, V. I. Perevalov, N. N. Filippov, I. M. Grigoriev, I. Morino, Y. Yoshida, T. Matsunaga

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The updated methane spectral line list GOSAT-2014 for the 5550-6240cm-1 region with the intensity cutoff of 5×10-25cm/molecule at 296K is presented. The line list is based on the extensive measurements of the methane spectral line parameters performed at different temperatures and pressures of methane without and with buffer gases N2, O2 and air. It contains the following spectral line parameters of about 12150 transitions: line position, line intensity, energy of lower state, air-induced and self-pressure-induced broadening and shift coefficients and temperature exponent of air-broadening coefficient. The accuracy of the line positions and intensities are considerably improved in comparison with the previous version GOSAT-2009. The improvement of the line list is done mainly due to the involving to the line position and intensity retrieval of six new spectra recorded with short path way (8.75cm). The air-broadening and air-shift coefficients for the J-manifolds of the 2ν3(F2) band are refitted using the new more precise values of the line positions and intensities. The line assignment is considerably extended. The lower state J-value was assigned to 6397 lines representing 94.4% of integrated intensity of the considering wavenumber region. The complete assignment was done for 2750 lines.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-71
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2015


  • CH
  • GOSAT-2
  • Methane
  • Near infrared
  • Tetradecad

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Spectroscopy
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Radiation

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